Monday, October 21, 2013

'Tear Drops' & 'Comfortably Numb', FingerStyle Guitar Version

Found this wonderful version of Teardrops by Massive Attack performed by Igor Presnyakov on a acoustic guitar. Interesting way of creating beats on the guitar body while playing the strings.

And, here is one more cover version of another favorite song of mine. This one is 'Comfortably Numb' by Pink Floyd, performed by Thomas Leeb.

I simply love the way this song has been shot. Not that the video is any less mesmerizing. This one is in my favorites list. Looking out for a mp3 of this song.

Sunday, October 20, 2013

The Universe Is Connected To Me - Niel deGrasse Tyson

Do you ever wonder about the purpose of like and the significance of your existence in this world? Ever think about the daily rut that you go through and the worldly pleasures and woes that you experience? Is that all that matters or what drives you will to exist as a individual?

We all have ego's that help protect our identity and individuality. It drives us, calls to us and makes us do or believe in what we do. But when we look at our selves in the vastness of the live that we seem to be part of, our insignificance (or the notion of one) makes us take two possible routes of thought. One that enables us to celebrate and embrace our lives and the ones that makes us get into a state of ignorance.

Niel deGrasse Tyson puts a clear perspective to what one should think when he or she ever pause in this finite existence of self. It will make your day or perhaps life. Celebrate every day of your existence as you are special, in every way of scientific and probabilistic explanation that can put forth.

Think of yourself as some one special. Someone who is alive and intelligent enough to understand the purpose of being where you are and being part of a much larger scheme of thing that is life. It might be beyond our absolute comprehension, yet its quite clear and factual. Not mythical or imaginary. And one only needs to look up in the sky to know that they are part of a much larger family that connect with them. Life then seems magical.  

Non-Stop - Movie Trailer (Action Thriller)

This is one of the few movies that has got me excited for a couple of reasons. One, its got Liam Nesson, an excellent actor who gives great performances, and second, its a good old fashion action thriller from the looks of the trailer. Have a look.

I just hope this movie does not end up becoming a disappointment due to a weak premise or end-plot. It seems to look and feel like the die hard generation movies which I grew up with. Hoping this one is a fun watch.

Non-Stop (2014)
Non-Stop is an upcoming American-British action film 

Starring: Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Michelle Dockery, Anson Mount and Scoot McNairy. 

Director:Jaume Collet-Serra.

Release Date: 21 February, 2014   

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Mumbai Autorickshaw, A Daily Necessity To Travel

A snapped view from a Auto Rickshaw ride. They are the only challengers to the lawless drivers that the bikers are, in the city. The one thing they ensure is point to point drop service. No other public mode of transportation is so convenient. They can take you through crowded streets, lanes, highways without any hesitation and in the shortest time possible. Driven mainly by migrants to the city, these essential mode of transportation will be your first choice in suburbs (since they are not allowed to ply in the city).

Unlike other cities in India, the public transportation in Mumbai runs on the fare meter system that works. No need to ask for a rate card since the new electronic meters display the fare upfront for the passenger.  

Mind Blowing? Really?

Ever heard someone say 'mind blowing'? Well, how about seeing that happen?

Looks more like a stressed out mind just loosing it, right? So stop using that expression. Your brain would appreciate some self-empathy.

Thank you +Sergii Daniloff for the share on +Google+  

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Imagine - In Search Of A Elusive Writer (Haruki Murakami)

Haruki Murakami
Haruki Murakami
A short documentary which attempts to understand the enigmatic and influential Japanese writer Haruki Murakami. The documentary attempts to trace the journey of Murakami and understand his influences and passion for writing such masterpieces. What I like about this documentary is that it provides some beautiful scenes enacted from several of his books with the with a voice over that reads out excerpts of those scenes.

A definite recommendation for a laid back watch. And, there will be some sweet jazz as accompaniment.

Google Nexus 5 - A sneak peek

Google Nexus 5 - Back Panel
Google Nexus 5 - Back Panel Screen Grab
Here is a preview video of the upcoming Google Nexus 5 that has been uploaded on YouTube. You already must have seen the images of this device. Here is the video that shows you hands-on how this device looks and feels to interact with.

I for one, am a bit disappointed with the approach of taken by Google to have their devices completely enclosed, just like what apple and Nokia/MS had stated doing. Not sure if this is a trend, but definitely, I am not for it as it takes away control from me as a user. Will this work for you? You be a better judge of that, I suppose.